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Archive: News

The Value of Wisconsin’s Event City

January 05, 2015

News

We have so much to offer What sets Oshkosh apart? It might seems obvious, but as we start a new year, it’s probably good to remember what sets us apart from the competition and think about what the Wisconsin’s Event City brand means. Here are a couple of things to consider: Events: The Oshkosh area […]

Federal Reserve reports positive tourism news

December 08, 2014

Enewsletter, Marketing, News, Partner Enewsletter

Low gas prices lifting spending The Federal Reserve recently reported broad improvements to the economy, including some positive signs for tourism spending. The report, which covered October and November, citied a number of improvements in the Chicago District, where the Oshkosh area is located. The report found that, “Consumer and business spending, manufacturing production, and […]

People shopping

What makes a great tourism destination?

December 08, 2014

Enewsletter, Marketing, News, Partner Enewsletter

It’s all about the experience! It is a natural and understandable tendency for business owners to want to talk about the things that make their products better, different and unique. After all, business owners are generally experts in their chosen field or product line. But no information about a particular product or service is really […]

Find Holiday Bargains at the Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh

November 25, 2014

News

There’s a place where you can deeply-discounted items from all your favorite national retailers.  This is a place where you can take care of all of your holiday shopping needs and save a lot of money along the way. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Welcome to the Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh. Boasting […]

Deck the Halls

November 25, 2014

News

Nov. 23 – January 11 Oshkosh Public Museum Take a stroll through the splendor of holidays past at the Oshkosh Public Museum. The museum, housed in the historic Sawyer Home, is featuring special displays you won’t want to miss. The home is transformed for the season into a beautifully recreated Victorian Christmas display. Each room […]

Night Whispers

Ghost Stories

September 17, 2014

Attractions, Enewsletter, Entertainment, Family-Friendly, News

Night Whispers Get up close and personal with Oshkosh’s ghostly past in this new, after-hours exhibit at the Oshkosh Public Museum, held every Saturday in October. Learn about some of the many ghosts believed to haunt Oshkosh, including a tall, cloaked phantom, the victim of a tragic fire and many more. Tours are offered twice […]

Submit Your 2015 Event Dates Now

September 09, 2014

News, Partner Enewsletter

Thank you to our partners for a wonderful summer packed with fun and successful events! We know the hard work, time and dedication it takes to pull off these great events and nobody does it better than Oshkosh. Thank you for making Wisconsin’s Event City a wonderful place to live and visit. While 2014 may […]

Traveler Spending Goes Far and Wide

July 07, 2014

News, Partner Enewsletter

In 2013, travelers spent more than $10 billion dollars in Wisconsin. Where did all that money go? Turns out, a lot of different places. Lodging topped the list at 25.8%, followed closely by food and beverages at 25.2%. Retail came in a close third at 21%, followed by recreation at 12.9%. Altogether, restaurants and retail […]

All-season Alternatives: How to Stop Depending on the Weather

June 10, 2014

News

During the high holy days of a Wisconsin summer, it’s hard to think about anything but beautiful weather. But, if you’re an innkeeper or someone in a business related to tourism, you’re always keenly aware of how weather can affect travel. Summer droughts, unexpected flooding, winters without snow, icy spring weekends, autumns when the leaves […]

Travel is the Energizer Bunny of the U.S. Economy

June 06, 2014

News

The U.S. Travel Association has announced that travel is continuing to outperform the rest of the American economy. The travel industry now employs eight million in this country, with 2,100 new travel jobs added in April. Since losing nearly half a million jobs in the Great Recession, the travel industry has added 697,000 jobs, outpacing […]